"It is a setback for Brian," said Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski. "He worked diligently this summer to add weight to his frame and he did so successfully. The surgery went very well according to our medical team, so we'll have him back on the court in due time. We have total confidence that Brian will play an important role on our team in 2007-08."
The 7-1 Zoubek gained 20 pounds in the off-season and now weighs 266 pounds. In 32 games as a freshman, Zoubek averaged 3.1 points and 2.2 rebounds in 7.3 minutes per game. He shot .524 from the field and .667 from the free throw line.